About the Department
On the 27th April 2011 the Honourable Errol McLeod, Minister of Labour, Small and Micro Enterprise Development opened the Distance Learning Unit at the Cipriani College of Labour ad Co-operative Studies.
The College decided to expand and integrate the use of distance learning technology due to various reasons which can be listed as follows:
- Lack of the Human Resource factor at the various satellite centres.
- The demand for courses only offered at the flag ship centre in Valsayn.
- The need to integrate new and emerging technology as part of their market strategy.
The College hopes that with the use of this new technology, hardware and software, and technical support services we will be able to support all of our centres; that we will be able to improve distance education communications with students and other stakeholders both internal and external.
The major satellite centre of Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies is the Tobago Campus.
With this campus fulfilling all three of the reasons as stated above, with the most prominent being the lack of human resources at the centre, it was decided to set up the receiving signal at this centre.
Intro to Distance Education by Vishal Ramnarine, Distance Learning Coordinator